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  • NASA science chief seeks to allay concerns about transition
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: ZurbuchenThe head of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, seeking to assure astronomers concerned about the next administration, said that the transition process has gone as he
      PubDate: Sat, 07 Jan 2017 23:19:02 +000
  • Air Force Secretary James says she could be the first and last PDSA
    • Authors: Phillip Swarts
      Abstract: U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. Credit: Tom KimmellThe position of the Defense Department’s principle adviser on space could be eliminated in a reworking of personnel, the current holder of the office said
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 22:25:52 +000
  • Globalstar embraces LTE in revamped terrestrial communications plan
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Globalstar chairman and chief executive officer Jay Monroe on CNBC in undated file photo. Credit: GlobalstarAfter giving up a contested effort to pair licensed and unlicensed spectrum for a new wireless service, mobile satellite services provider Globalstar has revamped its terrestrial communications plan to create an LTE service instead, company officials told investors Jan.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:10:33 +000
  • FAA grants license for SpaceX Falcon 9 return to flight
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: SpaceX Vandenberg launch siteThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has issued a launch license to SpaceX for the upcoming return to flight of its Falcon 9, although its planned launch has been delayed by at least one
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:09:25 +000
  • Pentagon starts ball rolling on wideband satcom study
    • Authors: Phillip Swarts
      Abstract: WGS-6The Defense Department has officially begun a study on what to do after the WGS satellite program wraps
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:43:20 +000
  • Outgoing Obama administration highlights space achievements in series of
           exit memos
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: obama-nasa-medal-of-freedomThe memos covered the ISS, Mars exploration plans, and development of commercial space
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:13:47 +000
  • NASA asks scientists to start planning first JWST observations
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: JWST clean tentAs NASA prepares to resume vibration testing of the James Webb Space Telescope after an anomaly last month, it’s asking astronomers to start developing proposals for observations to be carried out by the observatory after its
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:01:13 +000
  • Global Eagle buying out inclined satellite’s entire capacity
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Dave Davis GEE Global EagleSatellite connectivity and content provider Global Eagle Entertainment says it has fully purchased the capacity an inclined-orbit satellite from a prominent fixed satellite service provider.
      PubDate: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:53:27 +000
  • NASA names two more astronauts to ISS crews
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Credit: NASAThe agency said Monday that Andrew Feustel and Jeanette Epps will go to the
      PubDate: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:33:26 +000
  • Arianespace nabs two launch contracts, aims for 12 missions in 2017
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Ariane 5 Arianespace launcherTwo commercial satellite operators, Intelsat of Luxembourg and Japan-based Sky Perfect JSAT, have committed future spacecraft to launching on Ariane 5 rockets, European launch provider Arianespace said Jan.
      PubDate: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:20:07 +000
  • NASA selects two asteroid missions for Discovery program
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Lucy and PsycheNASA has selected two missions to asteroids in the latest round of its Discovery planetary science program, a move that NASA says puts the program back on track after a recent drought of
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:06:17 +000
  • JPSS-1 launch date slips again
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: JPSS_Ball4X3.jpgThe launch of the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) spacecraft, once set to take place this month, has been delayed again because of technical issues, this time until no earlier than
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:36:51 +000
  • NASA orders more flights from Boeing, SpaceX
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Falcon 9 launchThe agency will order four additional flights from each company, bring the number of missions ordered from each to
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:03:33 +000
  • NASA selects X-ray astronomy mission
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: IXPENASA has selected an X-ray astronomy spacecraft to study black holes and other astronomical phenomena as the next flight in a program of small astrophysics missions, the agency announced Jan.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:14:18 +000
  • Bridenstine emerging as leading candidate for next NASA administrator
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Jim BridenstineBridenstine, an Oklahoma Republican active on space issues in the House, has reportedly talked with Vice President-elect Mike Pence about the position, although no final decision has been made by the transition
      PubDate: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:01:55 +000
  • SpaceX plans Jan. 8 return to flight after completing failure
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes Sept. 1 during fueling  operation in preparation for a static-fire test. Credit: videoSpaceX plans to resume Falcon 9 launches on Jan. 8 after completing the investigation into the pad explosion that destroyed another Falcon 9 four months
      PubDate: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:00:08 +000
  • U.S. Army taps DataPath as new lead contractor for military satcom support
    • Authors: Phillip Swarts
      Abstract: U.S. Army Sgt. Samantha Dubuis, Senior Satcom communication systems operator, 578th Signal Company, Fort Bragg, N.C., makes a radio call during a Best Warrior Competition at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., June 10, 2014. Credit: Spc. Lakendra Stevens/US ArmyGeorgia-based company DataPath will be the U.S. Army’s new lead support for satcom field services, as well as supporting the Pentagon’s Combatant Commands, after winning a more-than $300 million contract, the company
      PubDate: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 04:44:44 +000
  • Brazilian satellite manufacturer seeks new business as it completes its
           first satellite
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: SGDC Visiona Thales BrazilIn the absence of a guaranteed order for a second geostationary satellite, Brazil’s emerging domestic satellite manufacturer Visiona Tecnologia Espacial is building up a remote sensing business and weighing a small satellite project in order to gain more
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:31:47 +000
  • Reestablishing the National Space Council may not be such a great idea,
           experts warn
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: PenceThe space policy issued by the Trump campaign prior to the election called for recreating the council, last in place in the administration of President George H.W.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:20:14 +000
  • Google Lunar X Prize teams await word of their fate
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: An illustration of the Audi Lunar Quattro rover that PT Scientists plans to send to the moon to win the Google Lunar X Prize. Credit: PT ScientistsTeams competing in the Google Lunar X Prize, facing an end-of-the-year deadline to obtain a verified launch contract, may not know until some time in January if they will be able to continue in their race to the
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:43:36 +000
  • Chinese satellites raising orbits after launch anomaly
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: SuperView-1Two Chinese remote sensing satellites placed into a low orbit after an apparent problem with their launch vehicle are gradually raising their orbits and may still be able to carry out their
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:39:59 +000
  • The people and policy shaping NASA’s future under Trump
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: While the space community waited weeks to see who would be added to the NASA transition team, it looks to be one of the largest teams in recent memory. Six of the current eight members are pictured above.The space community waited for weeks for the transition to name its “landing team” for the agency while rosters for the teams handling other departments filled
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:27:34 +000
  • RSCC pays Russian-European manufacturing team to build next two satellites
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Express-AM8 ISS-Reshetnev ThalesRussian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) made its first payments to the satellite manufacturing team building its next two satellites on Dec. 28, the state-owned satellite operator
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:13:53 +000
  • NASA’s chief scientist departs
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: StofanNASA’s chief scientist is leaving the agency after more than three years on the job, as NASA refreshes the leadership of its science
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:51:49 +000
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